Monday, October 27, 2014

Celebrating Reece













Yesterday we celebrated six trips around the sun for my little man. Yes, six trips! I can't believe it. His actual birthday is not til next week, but my parents are heading south today for a month, so we decided to celebrate before they left.

As with previous years, we celebrated with the people who filled our home with love on the day Reece was born, my parents and Reece's God parents. We continued our tradition of meeting at a trail for a hike, and then headed back to our home for a birthday gathering and lunch. As lunch cooked, Reece was happily opening a few gifts, marveling at the wonderful gifts chosen just for him. We enjoyed our meal, and then I shared the birthday story, and memories from the last six years, while lighting the birthday ring. Dessert followed, apple crisp and ice cream, as requested by my little man.

It was a simple birthday celebration, one that fits perfectly with this slow, simple path we are trying to walk.

34 comments:

  1. Happiest of birthday's dear Reece and happy birthing day to you Kim. As you know six is my favorite year right now and knowing Reece and Emerson are the same age is pretty special to me.
    What an enjoyable way to celebrate such a special day, it all sounds perfect to me.

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    1. Thank you Tracey. It was pretty close to perfect in my books :)

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    1. Thanks Erica, I passed on the wishes :)

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  3. I love the way you always make the day special while still keeping it simple and calm. And of course I have to say, six years? Wow! He seems to be growing into such an incredible boy. What a joy for you both to have one another to guide through the years to come. Lots of love to you during this beautiful time and happy birth day to you as well.

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    1. Awe, thank you Sara. I know, crazy, eh? He is incredible, and I offer gratitude each day that he chose me to be his mama, so honoured.

      Thank you my dear friend. xo

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  4. Happy Birthday Reece- wishing youa wonderful year ahead. Kim, beautiful images as always- looks like a wonderful day and a beautiful way to celebrate your son.

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  5. A very happy birthday to you not-so-little Little Man! And happy Birthing Day to you dear friend. What a wonderful young man you are raising. Wishing both of a you a year of joy and wonder to come.
    xo

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  6. It seems to have been a beautiful birthday celebration!

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    1. Thank you, it was really lovely.

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    1. Thanks Isis. We are very lucky to have so many wonderful nature spots near by.

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  8. So Beautiful, and familiar! "six trips around the sun." Such a wonderful short little phrase to unleash a torrent of memories. Happy Birthing Day to you Kim! Love the pictures of your environment too. Jealous of your wide open space.

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    1. Ah, yes, so true. Many memories, and lots of them shared yesterday. Thank you, we feel very lucky to live so close to some wonderful conservation areas.

      Thank you. xo

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  9. Oh, What a wonderful day. Happy Birthday to Reece and birthing day to you!

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  10. Happy early birthday to Reece (and happy early anniversary of his birthing day to you)! Love all the pictures but the final one of him with his birthday ring is my favorite! xo

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    1. Thank you my friend. I can't believe it has been six years!!!! That is my favourite too :)
      xo

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  11. Happy birthday Reece!The last picture is beautifull:his eyes are so bright!

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  12. Happy birthday Reece, may you always have fabulous birthdays surrounded by loved ones. I cannot believe he is SIX.

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    1. Thanks Karen. You and me both, oh where does the time go. xo

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  13. Happy Birthday this week Reece! It looks like your celebration was wonderful. :) Kim, I love the photo of the two of you and your shawl is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Rachel. It was really lovely. I love my hitchhiker shawl, definitely making another one sometime soon, thank you. xo

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  14. Oh my there is no more baby in him. Happy Birthday Reece! :)

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    1. Say it isn't so KC! Sadly, I know it is true. Although in the middle of the night when he snuggles up close, I kiss the top of his head, and he feels like a baby again.

      Thanks my friend. xo

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  15. beautiful. he's grown so much.

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    1. Thank you. He has, and he never seems to stop :)

      So nice to "see" you. Hope you are well. xo

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  16. Happy Birthday Reece. I love those photos by the water, especially the two of you, and the one of Reece in front of his ring is gorgeous. Sounds like you all have some wonderful memories of this time now.

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